Erotic Snuff Box
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Erotic Snuff Box

Erotic Snuff Box

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    Item No. 30-1722
    $7,850
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    A scintillating Sapphic scene adorns the cover of this rare erotic snuff box. Set into the top of this burlwood and tortoiseshell container, this highly detailed tableau of two women in the throes of ecstasy is actually comprised of a base and reverse-painted glass, which lends a multi-dimensional quality to an already eye-catching composition.

    Circa 1840

    3 5/8” diameter x 7/8” high

    There was very little erotic art in Europe until the 17th century, when Dutch artists such as Rembrandt created sensuous etchings and paintings. The genre gained great popularity in the 18th century, particularly in France, and artists like Boucher and Fragonard received royal commissions for erotic paintings, such as the famous portrait of Marie-Louise O'Murphy, the young mistress of Louis XV, and Fragonard's lush the Swing.

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    The Complete Book of Erotic Art, 1978, Drs. Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen
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    Period: 19th Century
    Type:Snuff/Tobacco Boxes
    Material:Tortoiseshell
    Depth:3.625 Inches
    Diameter:3.625 Inches
    Width:3.625 Inches
    Height:0.875 Inches
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